Pittsfield Historical Society is looking for someone interested in
helping to design a new headquarters and museum. It would be
wonderful if an architect would step forward, or someone with some
experience in designing buildings. If interested, please contact
Larry Berkson at 798-3984.
Pittsfield Housing Standards has an opening for a member of their
board. This member needs to be a landlord owning a residential
rental property within the town of Pittsfield who is also a legal
resident and a registered voter in the town of Pittsfield. If you
have any questions, please call Kim at 435-6773 ext 21.
Friends of Josiah Carpenter Library will be holding a Used Book Sale
in conjunction with the Town Wide Yard Sale on June 2, 2018.
Please consider donating your used books to the library to add to
the book sale. Donations can be dropped off at the library.
outside the Trash”
Consider contacting your local fire department for a burn permit to
safely manage your brush removal and take advantage of turning this
into a family activity complete with S’MORES!!
Call BCEP at (603)435-6237, for other brush and yard waste disposal
American Cancer Society And The Greater Concord Manchester Chapter,
Lead The Fight For A World Without Cancer Through Relay For Life
Manchester, New Hampshire – June2-3 – On Saturday to Sunday, 10,000
participants will join together at the annual Relay For Life of
Greater Concord Manchester at Livingston Park to help the American
Cancer Society attack cancer from every angle. The event starts at
1pm to 5am.
American Cancer Society is the cause fighting cancer on every front;
standing shoulder to shoulder with cancer patients and those
supporting them. Funds raised help the American Cancer Society
attack cancer in dozens of ways, each of them critical to achieving
a world without cancer – from developing breakthrough therapies to
building supportive communities, from providing empowering resources
to deploying activists to raise awareness.
by Dr. Gordy Klatt in Washington in 1985, the Relay For Life
movement unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who
have been touched by cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take
action for lifesaving change. Symbolizing the battle waged around
the clock by those facing cancer, the event can last up to 24 hours
and empowers communities to take a stand against cancer.
addition to the support of the community, Relay For Life of Greater
Concord Manchester is also supported by many local businesses and
organizations. This year’s sponsors include: The Backroom,
Margaritas, Dunkin Donuts and many more.
Together, we can beat our biggest rival. Join or donate to the Relay
For Life of Greater Concord manchester. Visit RelayForLife.org or
The Farm: Birth During A Spring Storm
Submitted By Carole Soule
Bull calf born to
Maya during the Spring Snowstorm on Monday, April 16.
calf tumbled over, head flopping as he attempted to get his legs
under control. Blasting wind and horizontal rain was not going to
stop this baby. Mother cow, Maya, chose the ravine behind the
farmhouse to give birth. This was a sheltered spot to bear a calf
but was far from the safety of the holding pen.
nine of the ten cows in the “maternity” pasture showed up earlier
that evening when we fed them hay… Maya was missing. Last week I was
sure Spring had arrived; silly me! As I drove the ATV over green
shoots of grass poking through an inch of snow and ice, it seemed
that Winter had returned. My fingers were frozen. Icy rain pinched
at my face and soaking wet I had to find a missing cow. When I
located her, the calf had not yet been born, but I could see that
Maya was in labor. Usually, a manageable cow that could change when
a new-born calf appears. I was sure we could get Maya up the hill,
past the feeding cows and into the holding pen before the birth, but
if the calf were already born a simple job would become
time it took me to drive the ATV down the hill to feed the pigs and
locate help, the calf had been born. Friend Trish, husband Bruce and
I perched on the steep hillside watching the calf struggle to stand
as Maya licked and nuzzled encouragement. We were prepared to herd
the cow, but the backbreaking task of carrying a new-born out of a
slippery ravine with a possessive mother ready to attack seemed like
a bad idea.
decided that Maya had made the right choice for a nursery. The spot
she chose was out of the wind and cushioned with leaves. It was one
of the few places in the pasture that was not snow-covered. In fact,
two days earlier another cow named Sara, had chosen the same spot to
have her calf. Sara was raised by a 4H'er and, unlike with Maya, we
were able to lead her and the calf out of the ravine into the barn
after giving birth. Over the years Maya had successfully raised five
calves, so we decided to leave her and her new calf and check them
in the morning.
have seven of the anticipated seventeen calves as well as six
piglets. Lucky, the sow, is fully recovered and her remaining six
piglets are currently living on the heated porch with House Pig
Tazzy. When Spring decides to arrive, we'll move the piglets to the
barn, but for now, they are enjoying four-to-six feedings a day.
Tazzy tolerates their squeals. When I'm feeding them, she'll nuzzle
me as if to say, “Don't forget me, I'm a pig too!” I often see her
sniffing around their cage, but she would never admit she likes
them. Her name is ‘Tazzy Diva Moo,’ after all.
the storm passed on Tuesday, Maya herded her little calf out of the
ravine to join the other cows and to eat a breakfast of hay. They
made it through the storm without human help. I love smart cows that
give birth on their own. Even though we were prepared to help,
sometimes less is best.
Soule is co-owner of Miles Smith Farm, in Loudon, NH, where she
raises and sells beef, pork, lamb, eggs and other local products.
She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Not Drastic, It’s Just Plastic”
Recycling plastic is not fantastic in today's rapidly changing
economic market. China’s long-awaited awakening to the
environmental impact on their country, has ceased their importing of
other countries waste. This alarming impact is being felt on a
universal scale not just at our local transfer station.
reality for us is that if we can’t market it, we can’t recycle it.
Unlimited storage is not available as our permit specifies waste
comes in, recyclables are sorted and then both are transferred out
to their respective waste streams.
strive for a cleaner sort of materials with your help. The
cleaner the product equals the less contamination which relates to
higher prices for our material when we put it out to bid. Ways
you can help; remove and dispose of caps, rinse food residue from
your containers, do not recycle containers that held toxic fluids
such as motor oil and industrial cleaning products (i.e. drano,
staff is trained to assist you with any recycling questions you may
have. Please do not hesitate to engage us in the conversation
of reducing, reusing and recycling to help each other and our planet
now and long into the future. The solution to pollution is out
there! BCEP Solid Waste District 435-6237
Pittsfield Players Present Neil Simon’s First Play
Blow Your Horn”
Weekend ONLY - May 4, 5 and 6
Gagan plays Buddy Baker and Ernie Bass is older brother Alan Baker.
The two are at a crossroads in their lives and attempt to solve
life’s little problems with a nightcap during The Pittsfield
Players’ production of “Come Blow Your Horn” on May 4, 5 at 7:30 pm
or May, 6 at 2 pm at the Scenic Theatre, home of The Pittsfield
do you want from my life?” yells Mrs. Baker, a.k.a. Mom played by
Meggin Dail as she sits alone in her bachelor son’s apartment
waiting for her other bachelor son to get her a taxi. All Mrs. Baker
wants is for her family to be happy. What Alan wants is to keep
playing the field. Buddy wants to be Alan and Mr Baker a.k.a. Harry
or Dad, just wants his two sons to show up to work and for his wife
to be home by dinner. Not too much to ask, really, until you throw
Peggy and Connie into the mix. Peggy, the airhead, who lives
upstairs only wants to be discovered and Connie, the nice girl, just
wants to be married.
the doorbell and the telephone, who knows how twisted the stories
will get as Manheim, the fake producer dies suddenly. Meltzer, the
big fake fruit account, has a surprise visit from his wife and Snow,
the exchange student, creates an unnecessary flurry of activity.
Williams aptly portrays the ornery Harry Baker while Marty’s real
life wife, Cathy Williams plays his soon-to-be daughter-in-law,
Connie. Ernie Bass and Jordan Gagan play Alan and Buddy, Mr. Baker’s
bums - er, sons and Alex Keyes is the beautiful, flirtatious rising
be remiss if you didn’t meet the Bakers and Connie and Peggy on May
4, 5 at 7:30 PM or May 6 at 2PM at the Scenic Theatre, home of
The Pittsfield Players, 6 Depot Street, Pittsfield, NH. Please come
early as we can only hold reserved seats until 15 minute prior to
show. Tickets, $15 can be purchased at the door or online through
TicketLeap via www.pittsfieldplayers.com.
For more information on the show, including “dinner and a show”
tickets for Friday and Saturday night only in conjunction with
Main Street Grill please call (603) 435-8852.
Regional VNA Holds Loss After Addiction Drop-In Discussion Group in
Regional VNA holds Loss After Addiction Drop-In Discussion Group, a
new offering for anyone adjusting to the death of a loved one to
addiction, on Wednesday, May 16 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Concord
Regional VNA Hospice House, 240 Pleasant Street in Concord. Loss
After Addiction is held on the third Wednesday of each month at the
Pre-registration is not required. For more information, please call
(603) 224-4093 or (800) 924-8620, ext. 2828 or e-mail